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This Infographic Shows The Horrors That Would Unfold if The Sun Disappeared

Do not want.<p>Our Sun isn't just the centre of our Solar System, it's the whole reason we exist in the first place.<p>But it's not just energy and heat …

Astronomy

10 great scenic drives around the world … that you’ve probably never heard of

A great driving route doesn’t always have to mean an epic road trip. Get behind the wheel for these journeys in the US, Spain, Switzerland, Japan and Norway and you’ll still enjoy the experience of stunning views and winding roads<p>Carretera de Sa Calobra, Mallorca<p>The twisting Sa Calobra highway in …

Hiking

Earth - We have the wrong idea about males, females and sex

Once upon a time, animal courtship was thought to run something like a Barbara Cartland novel. The rakish males battle it out for a chaste female, who sits around choosing the prince charming to father her young. While her mate may sow his wild oats far and wide, she patiently tends her …

Biology

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Earth - Why there might be many more universes besides our own

Is our Universe one of many?<p>The idea of parallel universes, once consigned to science fiction, is now becoming respectable among scientists – at least, among physicists, who have a tendency to push ideas to the limits of what is conceivable.<p>In fact there are almost too many other potential …

Dark Matter

The man who treats ‘phantom’ pain …with mirrors

Many amputees feel excruciating ‘phantom’ pain in limbs they no longer own, leaving scientists puzzled. Srinath Perur cycles round Cambodia with a man treating hundreds of sufferers with an unusual tool – a mirror<p>One of the few Khmer words Stephen Sumner knows is chhue. It means ‘pain’, and it’s …

Prosthetics

Why do we get fat?

Dieting doesn't cure obesity. That's not news, although it was reconfirmed last week in a particularly mediagenic fashion in a study published by National Institutes of Health researchers. The researchers followed contestants from the "The Biggest Loser" television show as these formerly obese …

The world’s most polite country?

It’s so well mannered that even the toilet seat stands to attention when you enter the bathroom.<p>The sun had already begun dissolving into the reddening sea, an alarming reminder that we had dilly-dallied a little too long on our cycling jaunt round Japan’s Ninoshima Island in Hiroshima Bay. Unsure …

Japan

The Simple Rules to Make Killer Croques Monsieurs and Madames

I've heard a tale that the croque monsieur was discovered by French workmen who placed their lunch pails next to a radiator. When they sat down to eat, their ham and cheese sandwiches had melted from the heat, and the rest is history. Of all the world's ridiculous food-creation myths, that has to …

Fly From New York To Dubai In 22 Minutes On Board This Hypersonic Private Jet Concept

Canadian industrial designer Charles Bombardier created quite a stir with the Skreemr—a supersonic transport concept designed to shuttle commercial passengers between continents at Mach 10.<p>Despite its appeal, the futuristic notion had a few shortcomings—most pressingly the imagined craft’s …

Aviation

The New York Subway Still Runs On Analog Technology From The 1930s

Upgrading it is slow and expensive work, but the new systems will eventually allow more trains to run on the same track.<p>The New York subway is old. You see the signs every time you ride it. The paint on the cast iron pillars is layered like the rings of a tree trunk, and if you removed the ads from …

17 travel hacks that’ll make your trip just a little less painful

1. Be the last on the plane.<p>You’re not going to get anywhere any quicker by being on the plane first. And if you get on last, you might be able to …

Why does it feel like I’m falling as I go to sleep?

Ever had that jerking sensation when you start to doze off? A BBC Future reader asked us why it happened to her – so here's the science...<p><i>Thanks to Reena Patel for emailing to ask us about the sensation of falling in her sleep. If you’d like to pose a question to the BBC Future team for our Ask us</i> …

Behavior

The complete guide to every single new emoji in iOS 9.1

When you're at a loss for words, emoji can fill the silence. Now, you have 184 more to choose from.<p>Apple released iOS 9.1 for iPhone and iPad on …

Why You Don't Need to Go Across the World to Experience Travel

By College Tourist; Author: Alyssa San Agustin of California State University San Marcos<p><b>Travel can be experienced in the next country over, state over or even city over</b><p>Often during a conversation I'll get the question, "So where have you traveled?" I'm always a little hesitant to answer because …

Travel

International gang made millions in illegal profits by hacking press release sites

US authorities have charged 32 members of an international ring of hackers and financial traders. The group allegedly stole press releases from financial wire companies before they were due to be published, making millions from trades based on the information. "This international scheme is …

Trading

11 Science Photos From This Week That Will Fill You With Awe

Mars drones, a new anglerfish, and more!

Space

How fast could humans travel safely through space?

The current speed record has stood for 46 years. When will it be beaten, asks Adam Hadhazy.<p>We humans are obsessed with speed. Recent months, for instance, brought news that students in Germany have broken the record for the fastest accelerating electric car, and that the US Air Force plans to …

Physics

Why Britain has secret ‘ghost trains’

Empty and all but unknown, ghost trains are one of British transport’s strangest quirks. Why do they exist? To find out, Amanda Ruggeri gets on board.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year.</i> <i>Browse the full list.</i><p><i>-</i><p>The train that cuts across the West …

Trains

What are the limits of human vision?

From spotting galaxies millions of light years away to perceiving invisible colours, Adam Hadhazy explains why your eyes can do incredible things.<p>Take a look around the room – what do you see? All those colours, the walls, the windows – everything seems so self-evident, just so there. It's weird to …

Andromeda Galaxy

One of the scariest jet landings ever

A bumpy landing was caught on camera as a KLM flight touched down in Amsterdam.

Turner Broadcasting

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Asia Travel

Pluto's escaping atmosphere extends 1,000 miles out into space

That's more than 13 times farther than Earth's atmosphere reaches<p>Pluto's atmosphere has an extended reach. Data collected by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft reveals that the gas surrounding the dwarf planet extends as far as 1,000 miles outward into space. That's more than 13 times farther than …

Space

According to an algorithm, this is the ultimate Canadian road trip

Last March, Randy Olson, a Computer Science & Engineering Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University, organized the absolute US road trip thanks to …

Canada

NASA's astonishing world map shows how climate change will affect the Earth by 2100

This disturbing image released by Nasa this week shows the astonishing effect climate change could have on our planet.<p>The space agency used current …

Climate Change

Dying white blood cells filmed for the first time

Dying white blood cells have been captured on film for the first time, showing them alerting their neighbouring cells to their plight.<p>Scientists from …

La Trobe University

Scootering Through Asia: It's Easier Than You Think

Read on HuffPost Brasil<p>Scooter, Vespa, motorbike, moped. Call them what you will -- those machines are wildly common in the cities of Asia. Because they are cheap, light and easy to ride, they dominate traffic around here, and have become very popular among travelers. But is traveling this area of …

Asia Travel

The language diversity of the US is simply astonishing

AMERICA’S LANGUAGE SKILLS MAY SUCK, but its linguistic diversity is incredible.<p>In 2014, Slate put together a series of maps of the languages spoken …

Apple iOS8 v Android 5.1 - Which Is Best?

The phrase “Android vs. iOS” is usually linkbait fodder, quickly dissolving into an argument amongst warring factions who put way too much emotional investment into their favorite mobile operating system.<p>There’s a better approach. Both iOS 8 and Android 5.1 are compelling platforms, offering …

Apps

How to Create an Apple ID for Kids Under 13 (UPDATED FOR iOS 11)

Parents can create an Apple ID for their kids under the age of thirteen. This allows the child to be a part of the Family Sharing plan on iPhone, which includes access to FaceTime, Game Center, iMessage, iCloud, and iTunes. By creating an Apple ID for your child, you can also enable Ask to Buy, …

App Store